This page provides information, guidance, and resources to support the design and development of assessment and feedback activity. It is aligned with the four priority areas set out in the University's assessment and feedback action plan.

Assessment for Learning

Assessment for Learning (AfL) is an approach that recognises that assessment motivates and develops individual knowledge and skills as well as validating student achievement. Assessment is planned strategically so that it supports the achievement of overall course goals and makes the most of the resources we have across the institution.

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Getting started with AfL

An introduction to the key features and benefits of Assessment for Learning and its impact on teaching and learning.

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Choosing your assessment method

Choosing your assessment method

Guidance on designing different types of assessment including key advantages and considerations for each method.

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Inclusive assessment strategies

Inclusive assessment strategies

Strategies to promote inclusive assessment design and overcome common barriers that students face.

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Feedback and feedforward

Feedback is crucial to students' development as independent learners who are able to evaluate and regulate their own learning. Explore how you can support your students to understand and engage with feedback on their work so that they can feed this forward into their future performance.

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Effective feedback practice

Practical approaches to supporting students' understanding of the feedback process and to embed effective feedback and feedforward activities.

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Developing student and staff feedback literacy

Supporting students to take an active role in the feedback process to equip them to become self-regulating, independent learners.

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Developing assessment marking criteria

Guidance on developing clear and coherent marking criteria for different assessment methods that students understand and make use of.

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Quality assurance and the student voice

Activity and guidance related to the quality process for designing assessments, including engaging students in assessment review activities to share their concerns and suggestions about assessment and feedback activity, including what has worked well, and what could be improved.

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Using student voice to enhance assessment and feedback

How to use student voice to inform and improve students’ experience of assessment and feedback, including experiences of formative assessment.

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CLT Student Assessment & Feedback Champions

Find out more about how our student champions are striving to identify assessment and feedback strategies that support student success.

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Academic Integrity

Guidance and information to support the design and delivery of assessment that promotes academic integrity and ethical scholarship.

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Academic Integrity staff and student resources

Information and guidance on the University's approach to academic integrity and the support available for staff and students.

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Using Ouriginal software

Ouriginal is an online text-matching service that checks electronic, text-based submissions.

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Upcoming events

Find out about upcoming events and workshops related to key assessment and feedback themes:

Assessment for Learning

Assessing and giving feedback to learners (UKPSF A3)

Updated on: 01 October 2022